Legislative News

Nurses Night at the Legislature - Updated Date!

Save the Date!

Nurses Night at the Legislature
May 24, 2022
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Museum of Natural Science  - Raleigh, NC

We hope to hold this annual event in-person – with important safety protocols in place – on the Halifax Lawn at the North Carolina General Assembly on May 25, 2021. Nurses Night is one of our best opportunities to meet with legislators from both sides of the aisle and discuss nursing issues in a relaxed and comfortable environment. NCNA, NCNA’s Council of Nurse Practitioners and the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists are presenting sponsors, along with some other great organizations throughout North Carolina.
Go here for more information and to register.

Legislative News

FULL PRACTICE LEGISLATION - What? Why don't we have it in NC? When/How will this change?

View NAPNAP past-president Mary Chesney's presentation about Minnesota's recent success (and long-term efforts) with full practice legislation.  

The Minnesota Story_NAPNAP_CHPLC_Chesney_Dec2014.pdf

What Does Advocacy Mean for Me??

A first step in 'being involved in advocacy' can simply mean - staying informed!
check out this site for up-to-date information about legislative issues that are important to you as a health care provider and child advocate!
We ARE advocates for children! We should be involved! Consider helping your legislators and the public to understand these talking-points about nurse practitioners:

•           Nurse Practitioners are highly qualified health care providers who undergo rigorous educational preparation that enables them to diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness as well as provide preventive care to their patients.

•           Nurse Practitioners provide expert health care for infants, children, and adults in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, primary care clinics, schools, community health centers, workplaces, and homes.

•           Nurse Practitioners provide high quality, cost effective, patient-centered and personalized health care

If you think you would like to learn more about advocacy please contact NC NAPNAP Legislative Chair: Malinda Teague, DNP, APRN, CPNP -  Malinda.teague@duke.edu